Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino Senate Standing Committee on Banks Chair: Joseph A. Griffo (Chairperson) & Hugh T. Farley (Vice Chairperson) Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Chair: James L. Seward Public Hearing: To examine the impact of proposed agency consolidations on the affected agencies, delivery of services, the State workforce and citizens. Place: Room 711A, Legislative Office Building, 7th Floor, Albany, New York Time: 11:00 A.M. Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390
Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) said the budget compromise unveiled in Albany fulfils a promise made to the people of the 47th District and all of New York to make fiscal responsibility the top issue in Albany.
“No one enjoys passing a budget that makes painful cuts, but this was a hard dose of fiscal reality that was necessary,” Griffo said. “For agencies looking for money, this will not be a good budget. For taxpayers wondering if the state has heard their voices, it’s an encouraging sign.”
Senate Passes Legislation to Establish ResultsNY.gov WebsiteWebsite Would Increase Accountability of State Government Agencies
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.3657), sponsored by Senator Joseph Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) to create a new website, ResultsNY.gov, that would enable the public to review the performance of government programs to see how effectively agencies are spending tax dollars. People visiting the site could also submit their own suggestions and recommendations on how to stop government waste and reduce State spending.